Wouldn’t Life Be Blissful Without Our Stories?
As I was relaxing in the hot tub in silence, watching the evening light fade … I had such a fabulous, liberating idea …
For months now, I have been sitting in the unknown, absolutely and totally dissatisfied with “life as we know it.” Today I even recorded a video that went like this: “Even though I’ve done too much healing, I should have stopped years ago, now I can’t relate to anyone or anything in this world anymore …” Lol :)
You know, inspirational figure Byron Katie has been asking the question for years: “Who would you be without your story?”
And then as I sat there in quiet solitude, soaking, it came to me.
A new kind of social event. A totally different kind of party than you have ever experienced before.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, is allowed to bring their story. You come to this party naked. And I don’t mean clothing naked, though without your story, who knows what would happen? I mean you come to us totally clean, naked of the stories you’ve been telling about yourself your whole life.
Think how radical an idea this is …
Without your story, we do not want to hear about your family or your children or your partner.
Without your story, there can be ZERO rules or restrictions or preconceived notions about “your” partner and what he or she can or can’t do with anyone else.
We don’t want to hear the “story” of how you met. In fact, we don’t even want to hear any “titles” used. The terms husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, lover, and so forth … all nixed. That is ALL part of your story.
We don’t want to hear about “what you do” for a living. It doesn’t matter. We don’t want to hear about your illnesses and problems. We don’t want to hear about your sexual preferences. That’s all part of your story.
We don’t want to hear about your past and we don’t want to hear about your future. All of that is story.
We don’t want to hear about astrology. We don’t want to hear your spiritual cliches. We don’t want to know how you got here, all we care about is you’re here now.
So what’s left?
Being. Communion. Togetherness.
And I’d be willing to bet a lot of money it would feel far more connected than anyone has ever felt with their story.
Who would you be without your story? How would a social event or party be for you without your story?
Who wants to try it? :)